The Distinguished Scientist Award is the Sleep Research Society’s highest award and recognizes significant, original and sustained scientific contributions of a basic, translational, clinical or theoretical nature to the sleep and circadian research field. This award honors a single individual of prominence in the research community over an entire career. Selection criteria generally include:
- A substantial body of research that is considered inspired, meritorious, and significant, which has a major impact on the field, both nationally and internationally, and, secondarily,
- Additional substantial or outstanding contributions that have advanced the field.